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Konstantin V Sokolov, PhD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Imaging Physics, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1992 Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, PHD, Biophysics
1987 Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia, Diploma Degree, Summa Cum Laude, Physics

Honors and Awards

2013 General Chair, OSA Topical Meeting: Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging, and Drug Delivery
2012 Plenary Speaker, XVI International School on Optics, Laser Physics and Biophotonics, Saratov, Russia
2011 Chair, OSA Topical Meeting: Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging, and Drug Delivery
2011 Chair, III International Symposium on Topical Problems of Biophotonics
2008-2011 Chair, The Molecular Probes and Nanobio-optics Technical Group of the Optical Society of America (OSA)
2008 Speaker, Lester Wolfe Workshop in Laser Biomedicine, MIT and Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology
2000 Whitaker Foundation Award
1993 Outstanding Young Scientist Award, Russian Academy of Sciences
1992-1993 Fellowship, Centre National de la Recherché Scientifique (CNRS) France
1989 Young Scientist Award, Shemyakin Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry USSR Academy of Sciences

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Wu CH, Cook J, Emelianov S, and Sokolov K. Multimodal Magneto-Plasmonic Nanoclusters for Biomedical Applications. Advanced Functional Materials, 9/2014. PMID: In process.
2. Luke GP, Myers JN, Emelianov SY, Sokolov KV. Sentinel lymph node biopsy revisited: ultrasound-guided photoacoustic detection of micrometastases using molecularly targeted plasmonic nanosensors. Cancer Res. e-Pub 8/2014. PMID: 25106426.
3. Joshi PP, Yoon SJ, Hardin WG, Emelianov S, Sokolov KV. Conjugation of Antibodies to Gold Nanorods through Fc Portion: Synthesis and Molecular Specific Imaging. Bioconjugate Chem 24(6):878-888, 2013. PMID: 23631707.
4. Wu CH, Huang YY, Chen P, Hoshino K, Liu H, Frenkel EP, Zhang JXJ, Sokolov KV. Versatile Immunomagnetic Nanocarrier Platform for Capturing Cancer Cells. ACS Nano, 2013. PMCID: PMC3846426.
5. Larson TA, Joshi PP, Sokolov K. Preventing Protein Adsorption and Macrophage Uptake of Gold Nanoparticles via a Hydrophobic Shield. ACS Nano 6(10):9182-9190, 2012. PMCID: PMC3517292.
6. Yokoyama T, Tam J, Kuroda S, Scott AW, Aaron J, Larson T, Shanker M, Correa AM, Kondo S, Roth JA, Sokolov K*, Ramesh R.*. EGFR-targeted hybrid plasmonic magnetic nanoparticles synergistically induce autophagy and apoptosis in non-small cell lung cancer cells,. PLoS ONE 6(11):e25507, 13 pages (*corresponding authors), 2011. PMCID: PMC3210119.
7. Tam JM, Tam JO, Murthy A, Ingram DR, Ma LL, Travis K, Johnston KP, Sokolov KV. Controlled assembly of biodegradable plasmonic nanoclusters for near-infrared imaging and therapeutic applications. ACS Nano 4((4)):2178-84, 4/2010. PMCID: PMC2862619.
8. Nieman LT, Jakovljevic M, Sokolov KV. Compact Beveled Fiber Optic Probe Design for Enhanced Depth Discrimination in Epithelial Tissues. Optics Express 17(4):2780-2796, 2009. PMID: 19219183.
9. Kumar S, Aaron J, Sokolov KV. Directional conjugation of antibodies to nanoparticles for synthesis of multiplexed optical contrast agents with both delivery and targeting moieties. Nature Protocols 3(2):314-320, 2008. PMID: 18274533.
10. Aaron J, de la Rosa E, Travis K, Harrison N, Burt J, José-Yacamán M, Sokolov KV. Polarization Microscopy with Stellated Gold Nanoparticles for Robust, In-Situ Monitoring of Biomolecules. Optics Express 16(3):2153-2167, 2008.
11. Nieman LT, Kan CW, Gillenwater A, Markey MK, Sokolov KV. Probing the local tissue changes in the oral cavity for the early detection of cancer using oblique polarized reflectance spectroscopy: a pilot clinical trial. J Biomedical Optics 13(2):024011, 2008. PMID: 18465974.
12. Sokolov KV, Follen M, Aaron J, Pavlova I, Malpica A, Lotan R, Richards-Kortum R. Real-Time Vital Optical Imaging of Precancer Using Anti-Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Antibodies Conjugated to Gold Nanoparticles. Cancer Res 63:1999-2004, 2003. PMID: 12727808.

Last updated: 11/19/2014